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Seeded U`s Means No Cup Derby - Yet

Seeded U`s Means No Cup Derby - Yet

There`s nothing like an East Anglian Derby. And next Thursday`s Carling Cup draw will see Colchester get anything but.

Paul Lambert`s men wait to see who they get in the first round of a Cup completion in which they have not been notoriously strong in during the last couple of seasons.

They join the rest of the region`s top teams in being given a seed, following an improved second half of the 2008/9 campaign.

The means Colchester will not face Peterborough, Norwich, Ipswich or Southend, all of whom are also ranked, ahead of Thursday`s draw.

They could face them in later rounds, though.

Colchester might meet old Conference rivals Wycombe Wanders, however.

The U`s bowed out of last competition against Ipswich early on in the season, with Kevin Lisbie scoring against his former club at Portman Road.


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